I’ve finally made time to show you a bit of Spring International Quilt Market in Portland, Oregon last month.

Portland 2013 Booth Susan & ChloeThis is Chloe & me in our booth.

Our neighbors were

Perkins Dry Goods Portland 2013Celine of Perkins Dry goods.

Quilt Branch Portland 2013

Susan & Karen of The Quilt Branch,

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and Robin of Nestlings by Robin.

Portland is beautiful.Portland skyline 2013This is a view from the Portland City Grill where we were having dinner one evening after market.

Here is Robin with Chloe and me.

Robin Chloe Susan Night Portland 2013

It was literally cloudy/rainy every day we were there until

Monday after market closed and we stayed to do a bit of sight-seeing.

Talk about good fortune!

In Astoria, we ate at Pig ‘n Pancake (cute name huh?),

crossed into Washington on a really tall bridge,

then did some antiquing and vintage shopping.

Antiques at Astoria

I bought a few things for fall market that I could pack into our suitcases.

I’ll show you those another day.

Good thing we sold most all the patterns & books we brought!

Tile floor at Astoria

This is a cool old tile floor in the huge antique store that appeared to be a hotel among other things in its previous lives.

Baked Alaska Astoria

We had lunch at Baked Alaska out on a pier, not something we can do everyday back in the Midwest…

Then we ventured down the coast to the beach.

Chloe Robin Oregon BeachIt was sunny, but not warm enough to swim…

We shopped for souvenirs and found the quilt shop that I remembered from a previous visit to Oregon with my brother, David.Oregon Coast Quilt Shop

We had a beautiful trip back to Portland through two national forests.

The next morning we got up early and headed to Multnoma Falls before our flight.

Multnoma Falls Gift Shop

I love how the smoke was wafting out of the gift shop.

It reminded me of the story of Hansel & Gretel!

Susan Chloe Multnoma Falls 2013

More than once Chloe thanked me for making her pack a jacket!

Always a mom…

I hope you enjoyed seeing a bit of our travels.

Oregon is beautiful!

If you get the opportunity to visit, I highly recommend it.

Until next time,

Susan

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